This fir was about twenty five meters in height. The cone is characteristic for this conifer, but has been chewed by some creature.
White fir needles
California white fir, San Gabriel Mountains, at Kelly Camp on the north slope of Bighorn Peak; in subalpine forest with sugar and lodgepole pine, elevation appx. 7800'
Diameter greater then 1.5 meters
"Big Den". At 1.5 meters above the ground, the trunk is > 2 meters in diam.
In an area about 10 meter diameter, more than 50 white fir cones were laying around, stems apparently chewed/cut. None looked eaten or dismantled. What's up with that?
White fir (Abies concolor) is a fir native to the mountains of western North America, occurring at elevations of 900-3,400 m (2,952-11,154 ft). It is a medium to large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 25–60 m (80-197 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 2 m (6.5 ft). It is popular as an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas Tree. It is sometimes known as a Concolor fir.